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Calling all vintage lovers. Virginia is full of amazing hole-in-the-wall shops and flea markets with vendors peddling their vintage wares. My beloved finds usually include vintage furniture, salvaged crates, bottles, cameras, and books, but there is always so much more including barn tables, china, clothes, and jewelry. If you like the hunt as much as I do, you need to plan a trip to Virginia to get your vintage on. I want to share a few of my favorite haunts with you so here is your “Must Shop” list: (Hint: I saved my favorite for last so be sure to read all the way to the end!)
Rough Luxe Warehouse by Stylish Patina in Falls Church searches up and down the East Coast for the best vintage furniture and décor and then refresh it for modern living. The shop is open every Saturday from 10-5pm.
The Arlington Civitan Flea Market is in charming Arlington in the garage of the local high school. However, don’t judge this flea market by its location as it has some of the best finds in the area and great prices. You definitely have to be up for a hunt, but it’s always worth the trip. This flea market is open on the first Saturday of every month from April – October from 8am – noon.
Purcellville Town Tag Sale is held in beautiful Purcellville once a year during the month of October. This sweet little country town is bursting with charm and amazing vintage finds, so it is definitely worth the trip. With all of the old homes and barns out in the country, you can explore fun vintage and second hand shops to grab some amazing finds.
Lucketts Spring Market is in the small town of Lucketts not too far from Leesburg. One of the most amazing vintage stores in all of Virginia is The Old Lucketts Store where they host an annual spring vintage market that is absolutely epic. This year the event will take place May 20-22. This is my all-time favorite place to find interesting one-of-a-kind treasures as people come from all over the country to sell and shop this market. If you are unable to make it to this particular event, there is also a smaller monthly flea held the first weekend of the month April through November from 10-5pm.
The Virginia Is For Lovers website has great options for travel packages and suggestions for places to stay, as well as an in depth shopping section featuring a large variety of additional places to shop during your visit.